Ghana Rural Population 1960-2022

Rural population refers to people living in rural areas as defined by national statistical offices. It is calculated as the difference between total population and urban population. Aggregation of urban and rural population may not add up to total population because of different country coverages.
  • Ghana rural population for 2021 was 13,332,254, a 0.6% increase from 2020.
  • Ghana rural population for 2020 was 13,252,922, a 0.64% increase from 2019.
  • Ghana rural population for 2019 was 13,168,803, a 0.68% increase from 2018.
  • Ghana rural population for 2018 was 13,079,667, a 0.72% increase from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Rural Population
India 900,239,774
Pakistan 140,885,076
Indonesia 118,034,120
Bangladesh 101,534,935
Nigeria 99,895,289
Vietnam 60,813,626
Egypt 59,571,123
Philippines 58,095,301
Kenya 39,318,626
Myanmar 37,570,619
Sudan 28,924,766
Sri Lanka 17,977,378
Uzbekistan 17,308,463
Morocco 13,419,849
Ghana 13,332,254
Ukraine 13,250,844
Cambodia 12,766,097
Cameroon 11,393,898
Angola 11,041,997
Zambia 10,370,034
Papua New Guinea 7,891,952
Lao PDR 4,653,497
Kyrgyz Republic 4,207,572
Honduras 4,127,639
Tunisia 3,594,097
Bolivia 3,493,674
Nicaragua 2,729,410
Mauritania 2,094,698
Republic of Congo 1,794,236
El Salvador 1,687,118
Lesotho 1,522,574
Georgia 1,488,191
Moldova 1,467,190
West Bank and Gaza 1,132,085
Mongolia 1,039,235
Timor-Leste 917,934
Eswatini 886,674
Solomon Islands 527,095
Bhutan 444,481
Vanuatu 233,757
Djibouti 218,309
Cabo Verde 184,854
Micronesia 89,437
Sao Tome and Principe 55,678
Kiribati 53,004
Ghana Rural Population - Historical Data
Year Population % of Total Change
2021 13,332,254 42.02 0.60%
2020 13,252,922 42.65 0.64%
2019 13,168,803 43.29 0.68%
2018 13,079,667 43.94 0.72%
2017 12,986,134 44.59 0.76%
2016 12,888,366 45.25 0.79%
2015 12,786,683 45.91 0.83%
2014 12,681,435 46.58 0.86%
2013 12,572,643 47.25 0.91%
2012 12,459,321 47.93 0.96%
2011 12,339,952 48.61 1.03%
2010 12,213,128 49.29 1.11%
2009 12,077,979 49.97 1.19%
2008 11,934,845 50.65 1.24%
2007 11,787,623 51.33 1.26%
2006 11,639,795 52.01 1.26%
2005 11,494,574 52.69 1.24%
2004 11,353,041 53.37 1.22%
2003 11,215,334 54.05 1.22%
2002 11,079,829 54.73 1.22%
2001 10,945,141 55.40 1.24%
2000 10,809,844 56.07 1.13%
1999 10,688,436 56.82 1.11%
1998 10,570,419 57.58 1.15%
1997 10,449,172 58.35 1.23%
1996 10,321,038 59.10 1.33%
1995 10,184,615 59.86 1.45%
1994 10,038,032 60.61 1.56%
1993 9,882,461 61.36 1.66%
1992 9,719,945 62.10 1.71%
1991 9,554,784 62.83 1.74%
1990 9,389,745 63.56 1.75%
1989 9,226,515 64.28 1.77%
1988 9,065,023 65.00 1.79%
1987 8,904,626 65.71 1.84%
1986 8,742,638 66.41 1.90%
1985 8,578,318 67.10 1.98%
1984 8,409,920 67.79 2.51%
1983 8,201,833 68.16 2.68%
1982 7,985,316 68.39 2.52%
1981 7,786,287 68.61 2.28%
1980 7,610,696 68.84 1.97%
1979 7,462,369 69.06 1.69%
1978 7,337,571 69.29 1.54%
1977 7,225,671 69.51 1.59%
1976 7,111,877 69.73 1.80%
1975 6,985,269 69.95 2.09%
1974 6,841,040 70.17 2.34%
1973 6,682,511 70.39 2.51%
1972 6,516,864 70.61 2.51%
1971 6,355,392 70.83 2.38%
1970 6,205,869 71.04 1.82%
1969 6,094,113 71.53 1.50%
1968 6,003,327 72.14 1.46%
1967 5,916,289 72.75 1.56%
1966 5,824,554 73.34 1.78%
1965 5,722,017 73.93 2.04%
1964 5,606,633 74.51 2.26%
1963 5,481,298 75.09 2.43%
1962 5,349,801 75.65 2.48%
1961 5,218,603 76.20 2.45%
1960 5,092,406 76.75 %